Ladies, take your appointment to test for Gestational Diabetes seriously, otherwise…
You could end up delivering a 13 pound 2 ounce baby like Jasleen, born at University Hospital in Leipzig, Germany, on July 26. She is that country’s largest-ever baby.
Apparently, Jasleen’s mom had an undiagnosed case of gestational diabetes, a condition which normally occurs around the 24th week of pregnancy and can lead to a larger-than-normal newborn.
Doctors said that the mother and daughter are well after the birth, with Jasleen remaining in the neonatal care unit, German magazine Der Spiegel reported.
The Guinness Book of World Records states the heaviest baby born was to Anna Bates, of Canada, in 1879. The 7’5″ mother and her 7’11” husband welcomed a 23lb 12oz. baby boy, who died 11 hours later.